The eclipsed Moon & winter constellations (Dec 10, 2011)

Date & Time: Dec 10 2011, from 23:45 to 23:54 JST(+0900)
Composed 3 shots with 4 minutes exposed
Optical: SIGMA 15mm EX Fish-eye F2.8, Aperture: F4.0
Auto-guided with EYEBELL CD-1 portable Equatorial
Digital Camera: Nikon D50 (Remodeled)
Location: Hitachi-oota city, Ibaraki pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3008 x 2000)

This total lunar eclipse occurred at around between two horns of the constellation of Taurus. The starlit skies took back their brilliancy during short time of total eclipse. The image shows you that dimmed Milky Way in winter is flowing in east of the Moon, and bustling constellations like the Orion can be appreciated.

Lunar Eclipse, movement of Moon

Eclipsed Moon & Taurus

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